Report 2013-045 Recommendation 33 Responses

Report 2013-045: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: It Has Consistently Failed to Meet Its Responsibility to Protect the Public's Interests (Release Date: March 2014)

Recommendation #33 To: Private Postsecondary Education, Bureau for

The bureau should implement and enforce policies, procedures, and sanctions to ensure that institutions submit to the bureau the recovery fund assessments that they collect from students so that the institutions are not unjustly enriched.

1-Year Agency Response

Procedure #2014-0011 STRF Delinquent Invoice Notice is included as Attachment #23. The procedures include follow-up with institutions that don't submit STRF assessment forms timely.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

6-Month Agency Response

The Bureau began a new process in August 2014. Under the new process, the Bureau sent STRF deliquent letters to all instituions that had not paid their quarterly assessment. The Bureau is working on draft procedures to ensure this process continues on a quarterly basis. (See Attachment #33)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

The Bureau is beginning to draft procedures for better monitoring of STRF payments. The procedures will include requesting a report of institutional STRF payments and referral to enforcement for those institutions that have not paid. This is the responsibility of the Bureau Chief.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2013-045

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.